Austria Travel: Food delights in sensational Salzburg

SALZBURG—Come for the classical music, stay for The Sound of Music. Oh yeah, and don’t forget the Sachertorte, either. I just got back from three days in this consummately Gemütlichkeit city, my mission from The Star to check out how Opera Atelier’s Marshall Pynkoski and Jeanette Zingg did with their production of Lucio Sella at […]

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Twenty reasons to visit Vienna

1. THE SPANISH RIDING SCHOOL The cliched Vienna of stiff collars and imperial grandeur is symbolised perfectly by the Lipizzaner stallions of the Spanish Riding School. In displays of skill and dexterity, the white horses prance around one of the Hofburg’s grand courtyards carrying their impeccably attired riders. There’s a reason the school has been […]

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Wettest spring since 1858

Spring this year has been one with the most rainfall since 1858. The Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG) came to this conclusion yesterday (Wed). Moreover, the last time with such few sunny hours was in 1991. The average temperature was only 0.4 degrees Celsius below the average. However, there were big differences: the […]

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Lithuania and Austria to introduce a new model of tourism in Azerbaijan

Baku, Fineko/abc.az. Presentation of European Union’s twinning-project ” Building of capacity of the Tourism Department of the Ministry of Culture & Tourism of Azerbaijan” has been held in Baku today. Culture & Tourism Minister Abulfaz Garayev says that after 11 years of successful development of tourism in the country, it is time to apply new […]

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Austria experiences warmest Christmas Eve in over 60 years

Austria experienced its warmest Christmas Eve on Monday since temperatures were first recorded in the country. The town of Brand in Vorarlberg in the country’s far west recorded a record temperature of 17.7 degrees Celsius, beating the previous record of 16.5 degrees recorded in Weyer of Upper Austria in 2009, the local broadcaster ORF reported. […]

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Officials inaugurate new concert house for Austria’s newest music festival

Officials in the Austrian town of Erl have inaugurated a futuristic concert house that will house the country’s newest music festival. Officials for Erl’s Winter Music Festival say the new house boasts the world’s largest orchestra pit at 160 square meters, or more than 1,700 square feet. They say construction costs amounted to €36 million […]

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416 m investment in skiing as pistes opens early

Austrian ski resorts have invested heavily in infrastructure for the coming winter season anticipating a tough market. According to the Austrian Chamber of Commerce across the country invested some 415.9 million euros in improving the winter tourism facilities – with some ski resorts already opening this week after early snowfalls. In Vorarlberg the early snow […]

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